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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
N.M. Gwynne
 
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a...
Jonathon Green
 
Collects the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries.
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Plain Words
Plain Words (eBook ePub)
Gowers, Rebecca; Gowers, Ernest
 
'Be short, be simple, be human.'

When Sir Ernest Gowers first wrote Plain Words, it was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English...
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
John O'Connell
 
Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
Michael Rosen
From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen
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Shady Characters: Ampersands,...
Keith Houston
 
Tells the unexpected stories of some unusual, and familiar, typographical marks and reveals a fascinating history of writing. This book charts the lives of some of the intriguing examples, like...
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The Elements of Eloquence: How to ...
Mark Forsyth
 
The idiosyncratic, erudite and brilliantly funny new book from Mark Forsyth
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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Spell it Out: The Singular Story of...
David Crystal
 
Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in...
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: The...
David Bellos
 
How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at...
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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll...
Mark Forsyth
 
The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week
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The Story of English in 100 Words
David Crystal
 
Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful...
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Two Girls, One on Each Knee: The...
Alan Connor
 
Focuses on the pleasures and puzzles of cryptic crosswords and their linguistic wordplay. This title celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles.
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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt ...
Mark Forsyth
 
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
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Mark Forsyth
 
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Lawyer's Latin
Lawyer's Latin (Hardback)
John Gray
 
Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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